Hong Kong buildings can barely be seen through the pollution on September 27. Photo: Nora Tam
Edwin Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Edwin Lau

Hong Kong needs to fast-track electric buses, trucks and coaches, not just private cars, to really clean up roadside air

  • While private vehicles contribute to congestion, the main polluters are franchised buses, trucks and coaches, which spend more time on the road
  • Hong Kong should also target zero emissions in shipping, as a holistic approach would help everyone breathe easier

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Hong Kong buildings can barely be seen through the pollution on September 27. Photo: Nora Tam
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Greenpeace activists at a climate change protest in Geneva on August 8. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Is Hong Kong willing to make the drastic lifestyle changes necessary to head off the climate crisis? The signs aren’t good

  • Drastic behavioural shifts are urgently needed, with households worldwide responsible for three-quarters of carbon emissions. In Hong Kong, as elsewhere, the challenge is to fly less, eat less meat and improve energy and transport efficiency

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Greenpeace activists at a climate change protest in Geneva on August 8. Photo: AFP
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